E-government

E-government, also known as electronic government, e-gov, Internet government, digital government, online government or connected government, is a new alternative for interaction between citizens (natural persons) and businesses (legal persons) and the state, regional and local administrations and town councils, among others. It is based on the use of the information and communication technologies (ICT) to design, develop and implement digital tools and environments enabling communication and administrative procedures between citizens and businesses with the administrations and is supported and motivated by constant organizational and legal changes.

Publication date: 
03.05.16

What is e-government?

Some tools to define and understand e-government.

Govern electrònic - Wikipedia
E-government on Wikipedia in Spanish. It features the definition of the concept, phases, requisites, and so on.
Administració electrònica - Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge
Web portal of the E-Headquarters to carry out all kinds of administrative procedures with the Government of Catalon
¿Preparados para el e-government? Consideraciones entorno al procedimiento administrativa electrònico
Article on the different problems that have emerged in the development of e-government.
Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective
Book with multiple reflections on e-government.
E-government - Statista Dossier
Dossier by Statista.
Terminologia bàsica de l’administració electrònica i els processos - Termcat
Online dictionary specialized in basic terminology concerning e-government.
eAdministracionES - YouTube
YouTube channel on the electronic services of the General State Administration.

Compilation of regional and state regulations supporting and promoting e-government.

Representation of bodies and institutions, support documents, legislation, etc., that can help us understand the gradual implementation of e-government in Catalonia and Spain, and the state of the art in Europe.

An objective derived from e-government is the achievement of open administration, open government or good governance. A transparent e-government and with open access to public information (open data).

Interoperability is the capacity of the information services, in this case of the public administrations, and the procedures they support, to share data and enable the exchange of information and knowledge, thereby fostering inter-administrative collaboration with the objective of facilitating citizens’ administrative procedures.

The electronic signature is a system of electronic identification based on a digital signature stored on a software support. It has a legal validity equal to that of a handwritten signature. It is important to differentiate between electronic signature and digital signature, which is the ciphered mechanism that gives authenticity to the attached digital information. For its part, the electronic or digital certificate is the computer file generated by a certification agency that links identity data to a natural or legal person and confirms his/her digital identity.

Driven by the efforts to implement e-government, the Justice Administration has recently been investing great efforts to achieve open, agile and efficient justice; based on the renewal of the judicial infrastructures and the computing systems.

Many periodical publications, books and videos address e-government from different perspectives.